There's A Petition For The Vanarama National League To Be In FIFA 20
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Have you ever wanted to play as a Non-League team in FIFA? Well there's promising signs that it could happen soon as Vanarama, the sponsor of the National League, have set up a petition.
All 92 clubs in the football league are featured in the game but unlike in Football Manager, there is yet to be any Non-League presence in EA Sports' leading game.
But efforts are being made to ensure the fifth tier of English football gets showcased in the virtual world. Vanarama are leading the charge and have called for EA to make the National League the 37th playable league in FIFA.
At the moment of writing, the petition isn't too far off from reaching its target of 5,000 signatures.
WE NEED NON LEAGUE FIFA 20!! SPREAD THE WORD!! https://t.co/nhUYQTc467- JoshKHFC (@JoshKHFC) March 22, 2019
EA could add non-league to Career Mode in FIFA 20. I'd actually love it.:eyes::pray:- ~☆~ (@LfcCordae) March 22, 2019
"You're here because you believe the real football fans of the National Leagues deserve the chance to play with their favourite team on FIFA 20," a statement on their official website linking to the petition, reads.
"Every year passionate non-league fans have been calling for their division to be available on each new instalment of the FIFA series only for it to fall on deaf ears.
"This is a call to arms! We want every National League Fan to have their team represented on FIFA.
"The Vanarama National Leagues are growing year in year out and deserve the recognition of being the fiercely competitive leagues that they are. EA Sports need to stand up and take note and give the fans what they want!"
The UK's leading van supplier have also created a mocked up FIFA 20 cover, with Sutton United captain Jamie Collins and Havant and Waterlooville striker Alfie Rutherford front and centre.
Former FA Chairman David Bernstein might not seem much of a gamer but he has pledged his support for the campaign.
"This campaign when successful will make a real commercial difference to the financial challenges facing non-league football - in addition to putting a smile on the faces of some of the most devoted fans in the world," Bernstein said.
Leyton Orient, Solihull Moors, Wrexham, Salford City, Hartlepool and Halifax Town are just some of the teams who would be playable in FIFA 20 is petition.
For FIFA 19, EA Sports finally added the Chinese Super League to the game, allowing us to play out our dream Shanghai SIPG Career Mode and also play with the likes of Hulk, Oscar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Alex Teixeira on Ultimate Team.